Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Growing Green and more Green.......Corn.

The corn in the field was planted early this spring and survived cold temperatures without a problem.  This is a 13 acre field that is rented by the same farmer from all these years past.  Our neighbor lady owns the land as her property across from out street was a part of the farm.  The tornado of a few years past removed all of the barns and sheds out back of the house.  She has  new garage standing there now.

In the fall,  the young boy drives a chisel disk over the field trying to turn the old stalks under the top layer of soil.  Sometimes they do it for two rounds  but in order to save money they did it just once.  It looked like it had done a good enough job with one round.  There of course is always some  evidence of the old that never seems to get turned under into the soil.  The dead stalks shows what the roots look like as the corn stalks roots down.

I am thinking the caretaker of our neighbors grass along the field must have sprayed something on the grass.  Whatever chemical that it was, I can see the first row of corn is yellow all along the way.

I can see the yellow corn row better in this shot. I like taking the photo of the corn rows as it curves around the bend.

Closing down this theme of green growing  plants I will share the picture of apples on the one other apple tree in the orchard.  The apples are few in number but that should make the apples that I have grow larger.  This variety is a red striped apple which cooks up for good pies.

One more day of heat to come today.  We are not getting use to it. We are in survival mode though.  I still believe we will see a good thunderstorm as a result of all the hot weather.  I wish you all a good Sunday day.  Thanks for stopping by today.


Mildred said...

Good Sunday Morn,
I always enjoy seeing that vast corn field. Yesterday at market, we bought 2 ears of corn for $1.39. We were remembering when you could get a dozen for $1.00.
Your apples look healthy and you have made me hungry for apple pie. (with ice cream!)
In the high 90's here with a chance of thunderstorms.

Patsy said...

That new photo of the baby ,he is growing so fast and looks
like a little man.
I will miss seeing the hay fields and corn this year.
The apples are so big already.
Happy Sunday!

Far Side of Fifty said...

We have cooled off. Your apples look great and that corn field is way ahead of our local corn. Hope you cool off soon! :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

There is nothing better than the first sweet corn of summer, those apples look delicious !
Good luck with your Morning Glories, I hope they do well for you.

carolann said...

Happy Sunday. Sweet Grandson growing like a weed.

Thank you for dropping in to my blog.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We are in VA at our home on the eastern shore and the weather had been really pleasant until this past weekend. Then the 90 degree temps came in and just as quickly they are gone today. Hope your heat wave breaks as well. Glad you had a nice online visit with Teddy and his dad.